Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium Will Administer Vaccines

By Emily Scott, WHYY. -

Philadelphia’s Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium will be playing a much more hands-on role in the city’s vaccine distribution efforts. Consortium founder Dr. Ala Stanford shared on Instagram [...]

Family Faces Eviction By Agency Meant To Help Them

By Poor People's Army, Popular Resistance. -

Philadelphia, PA - Imagine being a parent, hustling “gig economy” jobs, without a home during the COVID-19 pandemic. For Jasmine and Ariel, this has been the reality since May. They are a couple [...]

Housing Activists Are Fighting Evictions In The Streets

By Jason Koslowski and Mia Gray, Left Voices. -

Philadelphia is facing a housing crisis with little help from the Democratic city council, mayor, or governor. In the city, 5,700 people are currently unhoused. Almost a thousand sleep on the [...]

Innocent Mother Beaten By Philly Cops Filing Lawsuit

By Andrew Emett, Nation of Change. -

Recorded on cellphone video pulling a mother out of her vehicle and smashing the windows with her toddler inside the backseat, several Philadelphia police officers are under investigation for [...]

FBI Raids Home Of Activist, Teacher Anthony Smith, Arrests Him

An activist and West Philadelphia teacher is facing federal charges related to rioting surrounding the George Floyd protests in Philadelphia this past June. Eyewitness News has learned that [...]

Philadelphia Victim’s Family Sought Ambulance, Not Police

By Claudia Lauer, WKYC. -

Philadelphia - The family of a Black man killed by Philadelphia police officers in a shooting caught on video had called for an ambulance to get him help with a mental health crisis, not for [...]

Black Doctors Fight For More Equitable Coronavirus Testing

By Nina Feldman, Kaiser Health News. -

When the coronavirus arrived in Philadelphia in March, Dr. Ala Stanford hunkered down at home with her husband and kids. A pediatric surgeon with a private practice, she has staff privileges at a [...]

Housing Activists Claim Victory In Fight For Community Land Trust

By Philadelphia Housing Action. -

On Friday, September 25, Philadelphia Housing Action and the City of Philadelphia reached a tentative agreement to resolve a months long standoff over the fate of two homeless protest encampments [...]

Philadelphia To Temporarily Block Landlords From Enforcing Evictions

By Ryan Briggs, WHYY. -

Philadelphia court officials will announce a temporary stay on lockouts related to eviction orders Tuesday, PlanPhilly has learned. The move comes as landlord-tenant proceedings begin to ramp [...]

Houseless Resist Second Eviction Effort In Philadelphia

By Marie Kelly, Workers.org. -

An encampment of over 100 houseless people sits on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway here, steps away from the iconic art museum of “Rocky” movie fame and under the noses of the Philadelphia [...]

Biden’s Headquarters Rents A Fence To Stop The Poor People’s Army

By Ann Garrison, Black Agenda Report. -

Cheri Honkala is a founder and coordinator of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights  Campaign (PPEHRC) . We spoke after she was arrested outside Biden campaign headquarters on the opening day [...]

Poor People’s Army To Protest At Biden’s Headquarters During DNC

By The Poor People's Economic and Human Rights Campaign. -

Protestors have declared that irrespective of permits, they plan to march on Presidential Candidate Biden’s national headquarters on August 17th at 4pm from the Liberty Bell. Upon arrival [...]

As Mass Evictions Loom, Practical Advice For Housing Takeovers

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

Federal protection against housing evictions has expired and local and state governments are not stepping up to fill in the gap leaving tens of millions of families vulnerable to homelessness [...]

Single Mothers And Children Take Over Abandoned Public Buildings

By Mindy Isser, In These Times. -

In Philadelphia, single mothers and their children have moved into abandoned, publicly owned buildings, in the most significant housing take over in the country—at a time when millions have lost [...]